25 Years ago in Tenterden - April 1999

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - April 1999
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • Tenterden Football Club’s hopes of lifting the Weald of Kent Charity Shield in the final on Good Friday afternoon were dashed by an impressive Tyler Hill side from the Canterbury League who won 3-1
  • A dispute over finance has led to Tenterden and District Chamber of Commerce members resigning from a business breakfast networking group
  • The choristers of Canterbury Cathedral will sing in concert at St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden, in May
  • St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden, will hold a party on Millennium night and propose to make a banner for display throughout the year
  • One of the borough’s top policemen has admitted that the force is performing poorly in Tenterden
  • One year after opening Greyhound Frames and Gallery at East Cross, Tenterden, proprietor David Chapman has assembled a noteworthy exhibition featuring paintings, ceramics and coloured glass
  • The President of the Tenterden and District Chamber of Commerce, Yvonne Painter, believes the Tesco supermarket plans for the town have been pushed to the back of the queue
  • Two trailer loads of brambles and general rubbish were removed during a community clear-up at the Tenterden Millennium Garden during Easter
  • Youngsters have been thanked by Mayor Cllr Jill Kirk for their help in taking down and then reassembling the Tenterden recreation ground slide which was in need of repair
  • A dozen students from Homewood School and Sixth Form College in Tenterden have returned from a trip to the twin town of Avallon with their French teacher, Nathalie Chauffourier, who grew up there
  • A Yorkshire terrier puppy, which became stuck down a muddy hole while chasing rabbits in Three Wents Wood at St Michaels, was dug out by firemen
  • Tenterden borough and rural district councils disappeared this month 25 year ago
  • Complaints about stones and mud being dropped by a dumper truck carrying materials away from a building site in Grange Road, St Michaels are being investigated by the borough council
  • Tenterden’s May Fair last held in 1977 may be making a comeback
  • Priced at just £6, the ceramic tankards celebrating the 550th Charter anniversary in Tenterden this year, are set to become a must-have souvenir
  • Plans are being drawn up to extend and convert the landmark Heronden Hall Gatehouse in Tenterden, badly damaged in the Great Storm twelve years ago, into a home and sell it with its own land
  • Canon David Trustram, the Vicar of Tenterden, has returned from a conference in Zimbabwe where he represented the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • The Rotary Club of Tenterden has scope to increase the number of borrowers in the home delivery service it runs with the town library
  • The Midland Bank, in Tenterden High Street, has installed an external ramp, internal electric door and hearing induction loop to make life easier for customers with disabilities
  • The Tenterden Day Centre held a coffee morning and raised more than £400 for the Age Concern Helping Hands agency
Jack Gillett
April 2024 
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